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Amy Ginsberg

Amy Patraka Ginsberg

Associate Dean, School of EducationAssociate Professor of Counseling

B.A., Tufts UniversityEd.M., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University


Dr. Amy Ginsberg, who holds a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Columbia University, is a New York State-licensed psychologist. Dr. Ginsberg’s clinical work has focused on developmental issues of young adulthood, identity development throughout the lifespan and adjustment to disability. Her research has centered on school violence prevention and intervention, perceptions of stuttering and those who stutter, and the relationship between psychology and stuttering. Before becoming associate dean in 2010, Dr. Ginsberg was department chair (2005-2010), and coordinator of the counseling (1998-2005) and school psychology (2002-2005) programs. She has taught a wide range of courses in the counseling curriculum, most often instructing counseling process and skills, and the mental health counseling practicum and internship courses. Dr. Ginsberg teaches in a blended format, combining web-based, experiential and face-to-face modalities to achieve learning objectives. She has been heavily involved in curriculum development for the counseling programs, particularly with regard to preparing students for state credentialing in multiple disciplines and in working toward professional accreditation of the counseling programs.


Identity Development, Young Adulthood, the Psychology of Stuttering, School Violence Prevention


  • Author, “Working with students who stutter,” published in the Kappa Delta Pi Record (2002)
  • Author, “Shame, self-consciousness and locus of control in people who stutter,” published in the Journal of Genetic Psychology (2000)
  • Co-author, “Understanding stuttering and counseling clients who stutter,” published in the Journal of Mental Health Counseling (2000)
  • Co-author, “The effectiveness of the ‘Warning Signs’ program in educating youth about violence prevention: A study with urban high school students,” published in Professional School Counseling (2003)


  • Recipient and Project Director, $300,000 federal grant for the establishment of youth violence prevention collaborative programming in downtown Brooklyn, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2001-2003)
  • Recipient and Project Director, $10,000 award in support of youth and community development initiative, Tiger Woods Foundation (2003)
  • Recipient, $1,000 award in support of college campus violence prevention efforts, Robert G. Porter Scholar’s Program, American Federation of Teachers (2003)
  • Recipient, $5,000 award for coordination of counseling services at the Learning Center for Educators and Families, Paul Newman/Newman’s Own Foundation (2001)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, The American Counseling Association
  • Member, The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Member, The American Psychological Association, Division 17: Counseling Psychology
  • Member, New York State Counseling Association
  • Member, New York State Mental Health Counseling Association
  • Member, New York State Psychological Association